The Golden Dish has reviewed Abilene.
We started off with the appetizer, Manchego Toast. The dish was inspired by a chef Colgan knew in New Orleans. House made focaccia, lightly toasted, is topped with the melted Spanish Manchego cheese, with judicious hints of garlic and shallot and topped with a duxelle of mushrooms soaking in a sauce of Sherry and mushroom broth. I could have this ten times over and never tire of the dish.
For more information on Abilene, read this interview with the owners in the Portland Phoenix.